Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday Morning Banana Pancakes

It's a good morning when you start the day with banana pancakes.  I've got Jack Johnson's song stuck in my head -- Banana Pancakes. Plus the sun is shining and this February day is going to see 40-degrees. All the shades are up to let the sun shine in. Oh yeah... back to the pancakes.

banana nut pancakes

Banana Pancakes

1/3 cup carbquik baking mix
1 egg
1 small banana mashed
1 tablespoon chopped almonds
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mash the banana and mix in cinnamon and nuts.  Add the carbquik and egg and mix well.  Let it sit for a couple minutes for everything to get happy together. The batter is going to be very thick - more like biscuit batter - so treat the batter like biscuit batter and drop by spoon into a hot oiled pan (use just a tiny droplet of oil or cooking spray, you just need enough to make them not stick) then use the back of your spoon to flatten the batter a bit.  I like to use a lid on the pan which helps the enclosed heat cook the inside batter of the pancakes.

Yield:  6 silver dollar size thick pancakes
(At 2 years out I can eat about half of the whole batch, newbies might be able to finish one.)

Total Nutrition  (for entire recipe divide according to your serving size)
Calories: 294
Fat:  15g
Carbs:  40g
  Fiber:  18g (which means only 22g net carbs, mostly from the banana)
Protein:  15g

EDITED ON SUNDAY:  Ok, so those pancakes were SO good yesterday that I just had to have them again today.  But I knew I wouldn't be able to eat the whole batch of pancakes and I didn't want the other half of the batter to just go to waste.  So I tried an experiment.  Using a mini muffin pan I made Baby Banana Nut Muffins.  Super delicious and oh, so cute!

Banana Nut Mini Muffins


  1. Hey where's the picture . . I so wanted to see how great they looked!

  2. Kristy - Well... I ate 'em before taking a pic. And the ones leftover were a bit too well done, so not exactly picture-worthy. I'm sorry. I'll do better next time.


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